To Douche or Not To Douche, That is the Question

To Douche or Not To Douche, That is the Question

I get so much EWCM when I am fertile, it just feels gross if I don’t keep really clean “down there”. I’ve heard douching hurts fertility. Is that true?

You’ve heard right. Studies show that douching decreases your odds
of conceiving by 30%. (I got this stat from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas). Douchers (sorry) are also at increased risk for pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancies. Bad times.

I don’t recommend douching whether or not your are TTC. If you have loads of EWCM (and lots of women reading this site WISH they had that problem) you could always wear a panty liner during your fertileperiod to feel more comfortable.

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